Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Friday, October 26, 2012

My New House And A Give Away!

Ta-da!  Here's my new little house!  Isn't it cute?  It can't help that it's not yellow like the other house I wanted...  ☺  Our offer was accepted and the inspection passed! We've still had plenty of red-tape/hoops to jump through but we're almost done.  Whew!  I'll show more pics in the days to come. 

Thank you all so much for your love and support during this heart breaking/ house hunting phase of my life!  As a tangible way of saying thanks, I'm giving away a button- ball garland!  (I hope you're not tired of them because I still love making them!)  Just leave a comment on this post telling me you *WANT* one.  You may chose a Fall colored garland similar to the one above or pick your own color combos- as long as I have them on hand.  I will chose the winner Nov. 1rst!  Good luck!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Looky What I Got!

I no longer have thrifted Pyrex envy!  ☺  I found this 60's dot bowl for $1.00 at my favorite local thrift!  Their hours are funny and they don't have much but I keep finding cheap vintage goodies there!  I'm sort of tired of this color blue so I'll save it to put in my future booth.
Here's a clearer shot of my new apron.  I so love it!

My grandboy just turned 7 and I wrapped his packages up real cute.  I think he cares about things like that but doesn't want to let on.
Speaking of cute.  ☺  This is my soon to be state trooper son.  Don't let that smile and those dimples fool you- he's one tough guy!

We made another offer on a different HOUSE today.  Fast huh?  We really don't want to move in the middle of winter if we can help it so we're keeping up our momentum.  *This* time, I'm not showing *any* pics until the offer is *accepted* and  *after* the inspection passes!  This house is nice and new though so our realtor and lender do not foresee any problems at all.  And no, it's not my house or yard of dreams but there are many nice things about it that I will allow myself to get excited about *if* it all works out.  I'll keep you posted!  I still cry about the other house but it's okay.  They're just tears. 
Thank you so, so much for all your love and support!  ♥

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Snow People Apron and House News

I went to the grand opening/new location of our local antique mall and found this ADORABLE little apron with snow people on it- just like the vintage cards we love!!  I hope to get clearer pics of it soon. The new mall location is awesome and the lighting is so much better than in the old mall.  I so look forward to having a booth there some day!

THE BIG BAD NEWS:
Have you thought I've been quiet about the new house?  That's because there ISN'T going to be one!  BOO-HOO!  WHAAAA!  Our private inspection (on my birthday!) revealed a bad foundation and roof and evidence of insects so our lender had to back out!  I've been shocked, grieved and feel a little silly for jumping the gun.  Our lender's inspection seemed so detailed and the sellers had accepted out offer- so I foolishly charged ahead!  Never again!  (yeah, right) So, we're back to the drawing board and will probably give up trying to buy a crooked old house with acreage.  (Why must I love old houses so?)

We need to stay with the lender we have so we're already looking at newer houses in town that are more likely to meet their standards.  Of course I hate them all!  Ha! I don't know if I could ever feel "settled" in town so this has been really hard for me on *SO* many different levels.  We can't really take our time looking since we have to be off the farm by spring so I feel pressure.  Spring is a way off but this last house venture took MONTHS of my time, energy, money and emotion so we have to keep looking unless we want to try and rent again and we don't!

I'm going to be okay but thanks for all your love, prayers and support. 

PS I'll soon be deleting the old house posts because I can't stand to look at them- it's like a punch in the gut!